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Customs Advice

The importation of certain products into a country is restricted in order to protect the economy and safety of its citizens. The restrictions may be imposed by Customs or by any other agency which has regulatory authority.

We provide a shipping service only and Customs at the parcel's destination will determine whether any charges are payable on your package. All duties, taxes and/or quarantine fees applied are at the discretion of local customs or governmental organisations and are out of our control.

If the addressee refuses to pay duties/taxes, the parcel may be held, returned (if allowed by Customs) or destroyed, and additional costs may be incurred. As per Terms and Conditions, those charges will be billed to the sender.

Please note, no shipping costs are recoverable for parcels held or destroyed, even if shipping protection cover has been purchased.

Majority of parcels can be delivered door to door, once it has cleared customs at destination. However, some countries have a door to airport service only. In those countries, the recipients may have to present themselves to either Customs or the local courier's office to take possession of their consignment.

We advise you to verify independently, all Customs, Governmental and Quarantine regulations. These rules can and do frequently change without prior notice or recourse.

World Customs Organisation


Economic Operator Registration and Identification (EORI)

It is now a requirement that all exporters sending freight outside of the E.U must have an EORI number if they are VAT registered.

If you have any queries regarding the EORI application process then please visit the HMRC website.

Documents Needed

After you have paid for a shipping service to Germany, you will be redirected to a page where you can download and print out the relevant shipping labels, i.e

AWB (Courier Air Waybills - barcode) - Proforma or Commercial invoice - Address label.

The above documents are standard for any international shipment.

Please note, if additional documentation is required for the import of any particular item, it is the customer's responsibility to provide them at destination.


Goods travelling by 'Cargo' are subject to different restrictions to those travelling as carry-on luggage.

A shipment to Germany is deemed unacceptable if: it is classified as hazardous material, dangerous goods, prohibited or restricted articles by IATA (International Air Transport Association), ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) or other relevant organisation. Many items which appear harmless in everyday use can pose danger on air transport and are consequently forbidden for transport.

The following page displays a sampling of common prohibited and restricted goods.


Packing Advice

Your parcel must be boxed and well packaged. This will reduce the risk of damage to any item during transit or any associated automated distribution process.

Please be aware the item is not taken by hand from collection to destination and will visit many sorted facilities on its journey. For that reason, you need to protect the items to ensure they make it from A to B safely.

The following packaging guidelines are recommendations to assist you in packaging your shipment:


Shipment Protection

When you book a shipping service to Germany, you will be able to choose an appropriate level of cover for your shipment. We offer enhanced parcel protection for up to £2000 for a small additional fee.

If you do not purchase enhanced Shipment Protection, your shipment will be only covered to a maximum value of £50 as per the limited liability set out in our Terms & Conditions and subject to your parcel passing minimum packaging requirements.

Please note that the declared value for customs purposes is not related to the declared value selected for Shipment Protection. We encourage all customers to purchase shipment protection cover for loss or damage.

National Holidays

  • 01/01/2024 - New year's day
  • 06/01/2024 - Epiphany
  • 27/01/2024 - Wwii genocide memorial day
  • 21/04/2024 - Kindergarten day
  • 30/04/2024 - Walpurgisnacht (witches night)
  • 01/05/2024 - Labor day
  • 13/06/2024 - Vincent's day
  • 13/08/2024 - Assumption day
  • 03/10/2024 - Unity day (national)
  • 01/10/2024 - Reformation day
  • 01/11/2024 - All saints` day
  • 01/11/2024 - Berlin wall opening day
  • 14/11/2024 - National day of mourning
  • 22/11/2024 - Buss und bettag
  • 06/12/2024 - St. nicholas day
  • 01/01/1970 - 1st day of christmas
  • 26/12/2024 - 2nd day of christmas


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Example prices for Germany Parcel Delivery

Kg: 1 5 10 15 20 40

Courier Kg Service Type Transit Time Price
Express Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Express 1-3 business days *
£ 63.10
Economy Services:Toggle
1kg Euro Saver 3-5 business days *
£ 48.95

Many courier companies offer next-day delivery, but at RapidParcel.com we realise there are times when 'next-day' is just a little bit too vague. That's why your shipping to Duisburg can be specifically booked to arrive at its destination by either 9.00 or 12.00 the next day. Businesses with deadlines to meet will appreciate being able to tell their partners precisely when that vital sample or key piece of paperwork in a Duisburg delivery will be landing on their desks, whilst those making a personal delivery can relax in the knowledge that their Duisburg package delivery isn't going to miss the birthday party or anniversary celebration.

Duisburg is a major German city in the west of the country, with a population of almost half a million people. Duisburg boasts the world's largest inland port, which handles over 20,000 ships and 40 million tonnes of goods every year. This, combined with close links to Dusseldorf International Airport, has led to Duisburg becoming a major centre for commerce and shipping. The key industry in Duisburg itself is the steel industry, with the city and its environs being responsible for the production of some 49% of all the hot metal and 34.4% of all the pig iron in all of Germany. Alongside its industrial might, Duisburg boasts one of Germany's ten largest universities.

We've selected the best so you only get the best

Whatever your reason for wishing to send a package delivery to Duisburg, you'll know as soon as you look at our website that you're in the hands of true professionals. We only work with a select number of carriers, because we think quality is more important than quantity; and so, rather than trying to dazzle our customers with a vast list of couriers able to handle their shipping, we allow them to choose from the best in the business. That's why the names on our site will be names you'll recognise and trust, just as we know we can trust them to handle your parcel delivery to Duisburg through a combination of experience and reputation. Having chosen the carrier and deal which best suits your needs and budget, you'll be free to avail yourself of features such as shipment protection, convenient collection and a multitude of drop-off points - features that are available for shipping throughout Germany. This means that a parcel delivery to Stuttgart or package delivery to Dortmund can be tailored just as precisely as a Duisburg package delivery.

You might expect a parcel delivery to Duisburg boasting specific delivery times and a whole host of other extras to come at a premium price - but you couldn't be further from the truth. Our size and position in the industry means that we can negotiate the very best rates from the carriers we use, rates that are so good they won't be matched, even if you go direct to the couriers themselves. We also offer features some couriers might regard as expensive extras but at RapidParcel.com we believe that excellence, convenience and total security as merely par for the course.

Take a look at the sample rates noted in the table at the bottom of this page then, when you are comfortable that our service really is the best you'll find, go to the Home page and complete our Rapid Quote form. It's quick and easy and then you'll be presented with the carriers, their services and their prices so you can choose for yourself which will work for you.

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